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July 29, 2013

POONDU KUZHAMBU– LUNCH RECIPES

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Poondu kuzhambu bowl
Poondu kulambu , an easy to make yet flavouful dish for rice.I tried this recipe from “ The hindu ” magazine. This recipe was given by a chef. So i tried it confidently. It came out very well and was finger-licking good Smile. We all loved it. Bachelor’s can also try this recipe. U can store it for 2-3 days.The taste improves day-by-day.Sambar powder is not necessary for this recipe.

Poondu kulambu bowl


INGREDIENTS
To make puree
  • Tamarind – A big gooseberry size
  • Tomato – 1 no
To add in the puree
  • Red chilli powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Water – 2 cups

To saute in oil
  • Gingely oil – 2 -3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Green chillies – 1 no
  • Red chillies – 2 nos
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Garlic cloves – 1/8 cup ( 20 cloves)
  • Small onion – 10 nos Or 1 big onion ( cube cut)
Grated Jaggery – 1 tsp ( to add in the end)

METHOD
  • Soak tamarind in little warm water & grind it along with a tomato. Make it a puree. To this puree , add salt , 2 cups of water , red chilli powder & turmeric powder.
  • In a kadai , heat oil and temper all the above said ingredients one by one in the same order. Then saute onions and garlic cloves till they change golden brown and emits a nice smell.
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  • Now add the tamarind puree mixture , stir well and allow it to boil in medium flame till the gravy reduces to half & thickens. Lastly before switching off the flame , add the grated jaggery, add little more salt if necessary..
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  • Switch off the flame, transfer to a serving bowl and close it with a lid.
  • Serve after 30 minutes..Tastes great with plain rice and papad !!
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It thickens to a paste when it cools down.It tastes the best when served the next day Winking smile. So u can make in large quantity , store in an air tight bottle , refrigerate it and enjoy for few days !

poondu kuzhambu plate




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22 comments :

  1. Looks awesome and mouthwatering.. I usually make garlic vatha kuzhambu..love to try this version too

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  2. so colour full ! Finger licking one ! well go with curd rice !

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  3. nice n delicious gravy,must be great wid rice

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  4. Delicious n mouth watering kuzhambu

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  5. kzhumbu looks awesome....very tempting ...yum

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  6. I love kuzhambu and this definitely looks tempting.

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  7. so tempting and lovely poondu kuzhambu...

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  8. such a bright colored kuzhambu...perfect with some steamy hot rice...bliss :-)

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  9. The Kuzhambu looks fiery and yummy... I am a huge garlic lover and this dish looks just up my alley :) Love the photos too!

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  10. I am a fan of garlic.. Love this kuzhambu.. looks very tempting..

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  11. Hai frst tym in your blog..this kulambu looks awesome I wanna try this..but how to take puree...means I have to take the tomato and tamarind water or soaked tamarind as such and drain d water with drainer...is dat ok to tamarind and grind?
    please clear my doubts...
    am a learner of cooking..so do apolize if I am asking silly questions..


    thanks,
    Mymoon Hai frst tym in your blog..this kulambu looks awesome I wanna try this..but how to take puree...means I have to take the tomato and tamarind water or soaked tamarind as such and drain d water with drainer...is dat ok to tamarind and grind?
    please clear my doubts...
    am a learner of cooking..so do apolize if I am asking silly questions..


    thanks,
    Mymoon

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  12. Hai frst tym in your blog..this kulambu looks awesome I wanna try this..but how to take puree...means I have to take the tomato and tamarind water or soaked tamarind as such and drain d water with drainer...is dat ok to tamarind and grind?
    please clear my doubts...
    am a learner of cooking..so do apolize if I am asking silly questions..



    thanks,
    Mymoon

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    1. Hi, for puree,first soak tamarind in 1/4 cup of water for 15 minutes.It would be soaked well.Remove the soaked tamarind and grind it along with one chopped tomato to a smooth paste.Use the soaked water for grinding this paste.Hope I have cleared ur doubt.Do write ur questions if u have any.It is not silly at all.I am happy to reply u back :)

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  13. yummy kuzhambu and this is my favorite too

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  14. Hey Chitra, I tried out this dish and it was yummy. Thanks a ton and cheers for your efforts☺

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    1. Thanks a lot for the feedback.Glad to hear :)

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